Do you have a tooth that is extremely sensitive to hot and cold temperatures? Does this tooth cause severe pain, especially when you bite down and chew? Have you noticed the tooth becoming darkened or discolored? Are the nearby gums swollen and tender? If so, the tooth may be infected. A tooth infection may occur if damage or decay reaches past the outer protective layers of the tooth and into the dental pulp, which is the innermost layer of the tooth. Without proper care, an infected tooth may eventually die and require extraction. To save the tooth, relieve your pain, and return your smile to good health, our dentist may recommend endodontics. Endodontic treatment focuses on treating the dental pulp and inner tissues of the tooth. The most common type of endodontic treatment is root canal therapy.
During root canal therapy, our dentist gently removes the infected and damaged tissues from the tooth. We then carefully clean the tooth to disinfect it and remove any signs of decay or infection. After filling the tooth, we cap it with a restoration like a dental crown to restore its strength and structure. In just one or two visits to Smiles Unlimited, Dr. Rakhi Jani is able to return the tooth to good health. For more information about getting a root canal in Livermore, California, we invite you to call or visit us today. We are committed to improving your oral health!